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Nursing has been a female-dominated field in the U.S., but here are five reasons why men should become nurses, too.

5 Reasons Why Nursing Is a Great Career for Men

Nursing in the U.S. is historically a female-dominated field. While a growing number of men have been making the decision to become a nurse, a slight stigma about men in nursing still, unfortunately, persists. At Ameritech, we believe that nursing is a field open to all and that more men should feel encouraged to join ...

As your career advances, you should consider entering one of the highest-paying nursing specialties. These are the top seven.

The 7 Highest-Paying Nursing Specialties

When you first decided to become a nurse, you might have thought of nursing as a general job title in a high-paying field. As you go through nursing school, you realize nurses can choose from a range of specialities, from midwifery to teaching. There are many specialization options, each with unique benefits, which is why ...

Ameritech Student Profile: Mark Sanderson

The Journey of a Former Ameritech Student and Nurse Extraordinaire

  Some people might call Mark Sanderson a workaholic, but for the former fire chief, that’s just life. Working two full-time jobs while going to school was no picnic, but he wanted a change in career, and that’s what it took. “I used to think the fire job was the perfect job,” Sanderson says. “Hanging ...

How to Improve Communication in the Lab

5 Tips to Build Teamwork in the Lab

When we’re surrounded by people who understand and support us, we can fly. We can take risks and know that failure is okay. We look forward to going to work. We’re more productive because we have more resources to draw upon. This is true of any team, and especially for dental lab technicians, who must ...

What do Dental Lab Techs do on the Job?

What Does a Dental Laboratory Technician Do?

People with good teeth don’t think twice about flashing a bright smile. It’s easy to convey approval and love with a grin. It’s hard to imagine having to stop and think about this instinctive, happy expression. For people with gum disease or dental problems, even a small smile can be a source of embarrassment and ...

Different Jobs for BSN Nurses

A Day in the Life: 6 BSN Nursing Careers

There are many reasons nurses may want to pursue their bachelor’s degree, and the biggest one is opportunity. Nurses who have a BSN gain access to a world of choices and specialties. Take some time today to imagine yourself as a pharmaceutical salesperson, ICU nurse, educator, or another of the many roles nurses can play. ...

An Interview with Lifetime Learner Keith Cunningham

A Lifetime of Learning for Ameritech Graduate Keith Cunningham

For nurse Keith Cunningham, lifelong learning isn’t just a philosophy. The 53-year-old former small business owner recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. He’s taking a year off from school to get a few certifications, then he plans to return for a master’s degree. “You’re never too old to set a new goal or ...

What Does a Medical Assistant Do?

Medical assisting is one of the quickest entry points into the healthcare industry. In addition, medical assistants (MAs) are emerging as one of the most in-demand jobs … which isn’t surprising, considering 76.4 million baby boomers are in the healthcare system in some way. The increasing demand for medical assistants — a 23 percent increase ...